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pipe

noun [C] uk   us   /paɪp/

pipe noun [C] (TUBE)

B1 a tube inside which liquid or gas flows from one place to another: a water/gas/sewer pipe a burst/fractured/leaking pipe
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pipe noun [C] (FOR TOBACCO)

a short, narrow tube with a small container at one end, used for smoking tobacco: I ordered some tea for myself and lit my pipe.

pipe noun [C] (INSTRUMENT)

a simple musical instrument made of a short, narrow tube that is played by blowing through itpipes [plural] another word for bagpipes one of the metal or wood tubes in an organ through which air is pushed to make sound

pipe noun [C] (SYMBOL)

the | symbol on a computer keyboard

pipe

verb uk   us   /paɪp/

pipe verb (SPEAK)

[T] to speak or sing in a high voice

pipe verb (TUBE)

[T usually passive, + adv/prep] to transport something in a pipe: Hot water is piped to all apartments from the central boiler room.figurative Music is piped throughout the hotel complex.
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